Entries by Bill Hewitt

It all started in August 2008

August 20, 2008. It started on this day. As I thought about the future of Kalido, I wrote down what I thought were it’s core assets; it’s people, it’s customers and our ability to support better data throughout the enterprise. I’d recently read some great things from Gwen Thomas at the Data Governance Institute, and […]

Business Value Should Reign

I read this morning Evan Levy’s excellent blog “Blind Vendor Allegiance Trumps Utility.” In it, he laments the number of companies he spoke to at the recent Gartner MDM Summit who identified their leading MDM vendor (based on being a [Microsoft / IBM / SAP / Oracle / SAS] shop) before even defining their requirements.

Gartner MDM Summit Las Vegas

Last week, Kalido participated as a Platinum sponsor in the Gartner MDM Summit in Las Vegas. Co-chaired by Gartner analysts John Radcliffe and Andrew White, the conference came on the heels of the Gartner BI Summit and gained about 100 attendees from event for a total in the 4-500 range.

Willy Wonka and the Data Factory

Over the weekend, my 5th grader and about 80 of his classmates performed a brilliant rendition of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. Most know this as a childhood fable of a humble child given the opportunity of a lifetime by passing a series of character tests. Those failing the tests are prototypical examples of […]